Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup

Thai soups are either coconut-milk based or thin and clear flavoured with lemon grass and pepper. This thin clear soup is well-endowed with taste as well as therapeutic properties-especially if you have a cold or a sore throat.

Soya sauce, garlic, and pepper add a nice tarty flavour making it an ideal soup to soothe your bad throat. If you are serving a Thai -based meal, begin with this thin soup dotted with paneer and vegetables, and your family will enjoy it.

Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup

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Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup recipe - How to make Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 servings
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For The Thai Vegetable Stock
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
1 cup roughly chopped carrot
1 stalk lemon grass (hare chaiki patti) , washed and chopped
3 peppercorns (kalimirch)

Other Ingredients
1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup sliced and blanched baby corn
1/4 cup tofu or paneer (cottage cheese) , cubes
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste

For the thai vegetable stock

    For the thai vegetable stock
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep pan 6 cups of water and mix well.
  2. Simmer for approx. 20 minutes or till they release flavour.
  3. Strain using a strainer. Keep the stock aside and discard the vegetables.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mushrooms, coriander, spinach, bean sprouts and baby corn and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the paneer, thai vegetable stock, soy sauce and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes ,while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy43 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates6.5 g
Fiber1.7 g
Fat1.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A533.1 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C6 mg
Folic Acid10.3 mcg
Calcium22.6 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium86.5 mg
Potassium78.7 mg
Zinc0.2 mg